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Young Leader Lives the Lifestyle of Worship

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Jesse Peterson (BA ’04) is a rising leader at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville, CA. He first moved to Roseville in 2004 after graduating from Hope and accepted an internship position in the Young Adults Ministry with Adventure. That same year he married his high school sweetheart, Joanna. In 2006, after successfully leading and planning their young adults’ worship service, The Gathering, he was offered his current position as Director of Worship Arts.

Peterson’s philosophy on worship has been a key instrument to his success in the field of Worship Arts. “Since I believe that worship is a lifestyle and not a style of music...it allows me to choose any type of music that I feel would best fit the community in which God has placed me. It’s not about being fresh or new with our music…it’s about being relevant and sincere.”

Peterson enjoys playing guitar at local coffee houses and singing at karaoke venues. He is also writing a book entitled “Misadventures of a Young Worship Leader,” a faith memoir that talks about some lessons he has learned as a young leader in today’s church.